Flavier, Baguio boy, 79

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:10 p.m.

A MODEL in the family and in public service.

This was how Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan described Juan Flavier, the famous "Mr. Let's DOH it", who died Thursday afternoon.

La Trinidad links with Israel

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:52 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Ephraim Ben Matityau has opened doors to an exchange here.

In a visit to the Benguet State University (BSU) Matityau offered scholarships to train students, farmers and agriculturists on agro-forestry and transfer mechanized farming technology.

Food safety, a must in AFTA implementation

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:50 p.m.

FOOD safety practices should be locally and globally compliant to be able to compete in the ASEAN Integration 2015.

Presidential Communications Operations Office secretary Sonny Coloma through assistant secretary for Internal Management Cathryne Jonne Licudine-Dalen emphasized the importance of ensuring food safety during the Philippine Food Safety Forum held in the Summer Capital Monday.

2 more dialysis patients seek help

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:48 p.m.

THE complications of kidney failure has become so debilitating that Agustin Gayao, a 55-year-old patient from Apugan, Irisan Barangay here has been on oxygen support for months now.

Recently, his doctor increased his lifetime hemodialysis treatment schedule from three to four times a week. He now also needs a commode as helping him to and from the comfort room detached from their house at Irisan Barangay here has become too strenuous because of his weak heart.

Judge: ‘Speedy trial is a right’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 09:10 p.m.

THE Baguio City Jail can be decongested through speedy trial.

Regional Trial Court Judge Mia Joy Cawed recently called the attention of lawyers and peers in court relevant to the congestion of the Baguio City Jail.

La Trinidad cops focus on crime

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:52 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Valley Police Chief Radino Belly is focusing on crimes here.

Belly who assumed office in an acting capacity stressed the importance community participation in thwarting crime.

Agencies inspect public market

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:49 p.m.

THE Baguio City Public Market is consumer friendly.

In line with Consumer Awareness Month, the Department of Trade and Industry-Cordillera and DTI-Baguio-Benguet led an inspection along with the regional offices of Department of Agriculture, Department of Science and Technology and the National Food Authority at the public market to check the fairness of trade.

Cosalan assures Mankayan road rehab

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:27 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Benguet Representative Ronald Cosalan assured the Mankayan road project will push through.

Last week, Cosalan with Vice Governor Nelson Dangwa, Mankayan Mayor Materno Luspian Sr., Vice Mayor Dario Banario and Department of Public Works and Highways officials inspected the project, which starts from Mankingao stopover to sitio Am-am.

Baguio holds dialogue on water program

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:21 p.m.

The City Government led by the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) under Cordelia Lacsamana conducted recently a dialogue on the city's water program at the Baguio City multi-purpose hall.

"Salaknib ti Waig" is a continuing water program of the city government together with partner agencies, school institutions, private establishments and barangays concerned in building up and sustaining the city’s thrust on green governance and environmental management.

SM to hold scary, sweet costume contest

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 08:18 p.m.

IT’S THAT time of year when it’s cool to be scary and sweet to be frightening. And kids can be at their scary best costume and hoping to get the awards and prizes in their scariest and sweetest costume as SM City Baguio celebrates Halloween this October 31.

The Halloween Costume Contest is open to children ages 4 to 12 years old. The interested kids may get their application form and pre-register from October 15 to 31, 12:00 noon only at the mall administration office and at the Halloween Costume Contest booth located at the Lower Ground Floor of SM City Baguio.

296 vendors in Baguio’s Burnham as of last count

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

THE City Environment Parks and Management Office (Cepmo) of Baguio is seeking for legislative action from the City Council to regulate the number of vendors at Burnham Park.

Cepmo head Cordelia Lacsamana brought out to the City Council during their session Monday the alarming number of vendors at Burnham Park.

Food safety forum conducted in Baguio

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

A PHILIPPINE Food Safety Forum was held on Tuesday at Crown Legacy Hotel in the Summer Capital.

The Philippine Food Safety Forum is an annual forum advocating commitment to food safety hosted by the Quality Plus Management Consulting Co., a non-government organization committed to the field of quality and process improvement in all areas of the business industry.

Baguio issues traffic scheme for All Saints’, All Souls’ Day

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:12 p.m.

THE Baguio City Police Office has released the traffic advisory to take effect November 1, 5 a.m. to 12 a.m., on November 2.

Private vehicles except trucks and buses, are allowed to pass through Quirino Highway.

BCDA, CJHDevCo await arbitration decision

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:04 p.m.

A CALM before the storm hovers over Camp John Hay.

Both the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) and Camp John Hay Development Corporation (CJHDevCo) are holding down moves to protect their interests until the anticipated results of arbitration proceedings are out.

Tighter watch for Itogon PWDs needed

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:01 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- More care for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) is being pushed here.

In Itogon, a resolution for a tighter watch over PWD's has been crafted by the local council.

Police issues reminders for Undas

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 09:58 p.m.

THE Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) through Oplan Kaluluwa for November 1 and 2, All Souls and All Saints' Day commemoration, has given out crime prevention and safety tips for motorists and the general public alike.

For public safety at the Baguio Public Cemetery; firearms, deadly weapons or any pointed objects, gambling paraphernalia and noise makers are not allowed. Intoxicating drinks and the selling of merchandise inside the cemetery are strictly prohibited, it was known.

PDEA ups drug watch

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:47 p.m.

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency is keeping an eye on transnational drug syndicates that may enter the Cordillera.

PDEA-CAR director Gil Castro stressed that with the reported operation of a Mexican drug cartel in the province of Batangas, authorities are now keener on cracking down on illegal drug operators in the region.

DOT merges management of Ugo, Pulag

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:45 p.m.

THE Department of Tourism (DOT)-Cordillera has integrated the management of the Mt. Pulag, Mt. Purgatory and Mt. Ugo.

"Right now we are treating the three mountains as only one destination," said DOT-Cordillera Administrative Region director Purificacion Molintas.

Financial management crucial during disasters

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:44 p.m.

WE MUST always be prepared to lessen the financial consequences of disasters.

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad emphasized in a recent press conference in the Summer Capital the importance of financial management during disasters.

Guv: Flower supply enough for Undas

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:43 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Governor Nestor Fongwan assured flower supply for All Souls' Day and Saints' Days will be enough.

Fongwan said the good weather the past weeks have helped flower farmers recuperate from the twin storms, which passed through the province.

Baguio to hold talks on tax increase

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:36 p.m.

A MASS consultation on the proposed tax increase will be held in the city soon to explain to and get the sentiment of the various sectors on the proposed adjustments in the business and real property taxes.

The City Council last week decided to do away with the pocket public hearings currently being conducted by the City Council Committee on Ways and Means Cluster B headed by Vice Mayor Edison Bilog and instead conduct a single but all-encompassing public hearing to save time and resources.

Baguio City hosts confab on Ilokano

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:34 p.m.

THERE are about 9.1 million speakers of the Ilokano language, the third most spoken language in the Philippines, mostly from the Northwestern area of Luzon.

These speakers have migrated in different places in the country and the world.

Reporting health and wellness issues

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:31 p.m.

JOURNALISTS should go beyond event-oriented coverage and provide in-depth context and perspective when reporting health and wellness issues.

They should also be more mindful about their own health and lifestyle, since many of them practice unhealthy lifestyles.

Kalinga rebel falls

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:25 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Police have scored anew in the fight to end insurgency.

The arrest of Bernardo Bagsao Dolnagon last October 18 in Tabuk City by joint police operatives marked another accomplishment for regional police in Cordillera Administrative Region.

DOH monitors facilities in Abra

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:21 p.m.

BANGUED, Abra -- A Department of Health (DOH) monitoring team found no problem regarding the facilities of the hospitals and rural health units (RHUs) they visited in the province but observed the lack of health personnel, which affect service delivery.

The DOH-Central Office team led by Jinky Alberto who led the monitoring team, visited the Abra Provincial Hospital, the district hospitals of La Paz and Bucay, and the RHUs of Bangued, Pidigan, Langiden, Tayum and Sallapadan.

Cardinals soar to victory

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 05:52 p.m.

UNIVERSITY of Baguio was simply a class of its own, sweeping Baguio College of Technology in two games.

The Cardinals' 86-77 victory against the Atoms also gave the school its 23rd title in the men’s basketball of the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League in a jampacked UC gymnasium Friday afternoon.

Baguio jail launches ‘Preso to Peso’

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 05:50 p.m.

BAGUIO City Jail residents now have the chance to be an asset to the community once they are freed.

Bureau of Jail Management and Penology-Cordillera director Jail Senior Superintendent Renato Gacutan announced in a recent press conference his office rolled out a program, which will give opportunity to jail residents to start a new life when they get out of the prison, the "Preso to PESO" program.

Lacub killings grab attention in Congress

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 05:48 p.m.

KILLINGS in Abra have reached the halls of Congress.

House Resolution 1586 is urging the House of Representatives committees on human rights and national cultural communities to jointly investigate, in aid of legislation, the conduct of military operations of the 41st infantry battalion under the 5th infantry division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the municipality of Lacub, Abra.

Baguio mayor forms task force for skating rink master plan

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 05:43 p.m.

BAGUIO City Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week created the technical working group to prepare the master development plan for the Burnham Park skating rink.

‘No return, no exchange’ signage, a no-no

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 05:37 p.m.

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reminded business establishments posting of the "No return, no exchange policy" signage is prohibited by law.

Samuel Gallardo, DTI Consumer Welfare and Business Regulation Division head, in a media forum in observance of Consumer Welfare Month, said posting such signage gives consumers the impression even if the product they bought is defective, they will not be given relief or remedy.

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